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VERY impressed American woman gives her fellow Yanks a ‘completely wrong’ guide to the AFL

VERY Impressed American Woman Gives Her Fellow Yanks a ‘All Wrong’ Guide to the AFL — And There’s One Thing She Can’t Stop About

  • American Kimmie Conner has gone viral for her take on Aussie Rules footy
  • She said that ‘it was a legal requirement to look good’ to be an AFL player
  • The video also hilariously referred to the pitch as a ‘circle’ and a ‘pit’

An American woman who was stunned by an AFL game between the Bulldogs and Swans has gone viral for her hilarious comment that “it is required by law to be extremely attractive to be a professional football player.”

Kimmie Conner’s TikTok guide to “How NOT to Play Aussie Footy” has over 425,000 views – and it’s safe to say she provides funnier commentary than most broadcasters!

The Yank was at the third round between Sydney and the Western Bulldogs at the Etihad Stadium with her Australian boyfriend, who turns out to be a Swans fan.

Kimmie Conner supported the Swans when she played her first Aussie Rules game

Kimmie Conner supported the Swans when she played her first Aussie Rules game

She was clearly a big fan of the footy players and panted for a shot of Bulldog Bailey Smith on the big screen.

“They wear extremely short shorts and very tight uniforms and they have absolutely no pads,” she says in the video.

“It is required by law to be extremely attractive to be a professional football player, and tall and muscular.” […] they also have some top level mullets on the field.”

Kimmie was especially impressed with Bulldog Bailey Smith's mullet (with ball)

Kimmie was especially impressed with Bulldog Bailey Smith’s mullet (with ball)

Her disbelief at the rules was apparent and found it extremely difficult to understand why the linesmen would throw the ball backwards.

“It’s a bit of an odd mix between soccer, rugby and maybe some American football, and a little bit of basketball as a tip (the bounce),” she says.

‘The field is a big circle’ […] there are definitely some rules, but they aren’t there to be really hard on anyone. I feel there are no flaws in this game.”

Swan Lance Franklin celebrates kicking a goal against the Bulldogs in round three

Swan Lance Franklin celebrates kicking a goal against the Bulldogs in round three

‘Actually you have to kick it as hard as you can, as much as you can’ […] the ref throws it in backwards, it doesn’t matter who it went on, the ref just throws it in the pit’, she laughs.

Participating in the full, traditional AFL gaming experience, she believes it’s “also a legal requirement to drink beer and eat pies.”

Perhaps the most hilarious moment comes at the end of the video when she can’t stop talking about the handsome AFL players.

Bulldog forward Aaron Naughton kicks during their win over the Swans

Bulldog forward Aaron Naughton kicks during their win over the Swans

‘Did I mention it’s important to be considered very attractive to play professional football?’

Aussie AFL fans were quick to comment on her viral video, joking “you think their uniforms are tight, just look at them in the ’70s and ’80s.”

And look, Kimmie did.

She followed up with a TikTok about cult figure Warwick Capper, who she said is “the king of shorts.”

‘Now I understand what you mean by the shorter shorts, didn’t think it was possible!’

Did we mention it’s a legal requirement to look good to be an AFL player?

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